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who edges the beds?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Aug 14, 2003.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    how many of you guys edge beds as part of lawn maint? when i hired my new guy this spring, i was shocked to see that he edged the beds with the weedwacker on every lawn. i was like, "hold on there chico' . we dont do that. but, apparently the others he worked for did. do u guys? my rule is simple. we do not leave the lawn . as far as a "grasscut" is concerned. we will do anything they want, but its all extra
  2. thartz

    thartz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 486

    only time we do that is for commercial customers(which is in the bid) or for FULL service clients mowing,fertilizing,aeration,overseed,mulching all beds at a 3" depth,and a spring power edging.We will pull weeds for free if they purchase mulching ,edging,and pre-m application as a package.
  3. Rob T

    Rob T LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    No we don't do that. Would be extra if we did. I did hire a guy one time who insisted on doing this though. Let him edge beds once in a while if we were caught-up. Customers loved it. These days I'm lucky if the guy will even pick-up the trimmer. :(
  4. lugnut#6

    lugnut#6 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    so do ya charge by the hour for bed edgeing?
  5. yardman1

    yardman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    I do it with every yard that I have, well about 90% of them anyways.
  6. dobehap

    dobehap LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 292

    Every time/ every lawn.

    Edging the curbs gives it a sharp look, edging everything else is even sharper :) Doesnt take much time at all.
  7. battags

    battags LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    Normally I do it every time, sometimes every other. Depends on how it's growing.
  8. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    My guys edge all beds with the trimmer weekly that are mulched and maintained. If you dont edge them with the trimmer on a regular basis they go to hell in no time.
  9. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 835

    edging the beds is faster for me than not edging the beds but still weedwhacking them. Hard to think pros don't do this when it gives a much better overall picture of ur company. Pat and I do it every time, every lawn.

  10. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    everytime I mow I edge the beds...It makes the lawn look better..


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